Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bradford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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"A smooth and floral British classic".
"Specially selected" for Morrisons supermarket.

MustangMarkF's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, - NOV 18, 2013
500ml Bottle. Its aroma is of sweet fruits and floral notes. It pours a golden amber with a fast fading white head. Its taste is a lot blander than you would expect given the aroma. It fact theres very little there except water and a dry bitter finish. Not a lot to write home about on this one - drinkable but lacking in flavour and character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury. Gold with fizzed white head. There is a chemical, sulphery note from the off, sharp, slightly salty then a hint of floral hop but not enough to make much of a difference. Not really for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014 . Aroma is nutty malts, some diacetyl, hop leaf and sulphur. Clear golden coloured pour with a thin white head. Flavour is nutty malt, some caramel, English hedgerow berry hop, sulphur. Palate is medium sweet, with high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear pale golden beer with a nice white head. Cardboard aroma, apples, hay, some bread. Fruity cardboard flavor, bready, paper, grassy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold with a creamy topping. The nose has light vegetables and pale bread, some hay. Light sweet flavor with more pale bread, light lemony hops, pale grains. Light bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Moderate sweetness at the end, with light bitter hay, florals, grass, dry dough. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours clear golden amber, thick white head. Aromas has sulphur and mineral notes, floral hops and sugar. Taste is bitter, more sulphur, doesn’t come together well. Separate sweetness at the end. Not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mighty_meadow (270) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Home Bargains. After a day tasting some really nice beers in Glasgow I came home to this and was brought quickly back down to earth. Aroma of sugar and malt. Taste much the same. Too bubbly, too sweet, too boring. If this is an IPA then it’s like no other I’ve tasted. Only positive is the price. Avoid!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons, Salford. Golden with a disappearing frothy head. Its strength is immediately evident, and whilst there’s some pale ale texture, it does not have much flavour or character. Slightly floral nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Golden with a moderate off white swirl and edgeing. Nose is green apple, caramel, malty, light biscuit. Taste comprises cardboard, light caramel, faint fruit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, papery tones in a lightly drying close. No need.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1209) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Amber colour thin white head. Aroma is slight floral hops. Taste is malts with a little hop with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Skunky and sweet grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. A little floral and biscuity malts with a light earthy hop. Still a bit too sweet.

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